I have a few tidbits to share so here we go!
First: are you lusting after the Spring 2007 Chanel collection? Well, here’s a hint – just because it’s not on display doesn’t mean that you can’t buy it. A trip to Holt Renfrew had the Sales Associate leading me behind the counter and opening up a drawer with the new items in it. Noir Ceramic? Still some left and available for purchase before the collection is officially released in Canada (and no, I didn’t slip her a fiver to get her to sell it to me).
Second: Stila? Not coming out with a new collection until APRIL. I know.
Third: If you’re too scared to go into Holt’s to try on makeup and peruse, don’t be! Despite Holt Renfrew’s reputation for having snobby sales people, the makeup counter people in there are so friendly and I’ve been going in there since I was a teenager, so I know. This trip had a Bobbi Brown associate leading me to a Dior makeup artist for a lipgloss recommendation. That’s sort of unheard of in the makeup department.
(Except if you’re in England where the sales people not only tell you where a bonus is being offered, but give you directions to the store!)
Fourth: There’s a Guerlain store on Bloor Street and if you like perfumes you have to check it out. Guerlain re-released a series of vintage perfumes and in the whole of North America, they’re only available at the Toronto store. Again, friendly and knowledgeable sales people make the trip worthwhile, and because this is the only place you can get these perfumes, you know that they’re originals.
Fifth: Speaking of perfumes, the downtown Toronto branch of Holt’s also sells Creed perfumes. Thus far, you’ve only been able to buy them online but it’s sometimes difficult to buy perfumes without smelling them first. Well now you can buy that scent crafted for a French queen after you’ve had a sniff. They actually started carrying the line last year and the salesman there is friendly as well. Check it out!
Sixth: You may have heard that MAC has changed it’s policy on returning 6 empties. You can now get either a lipstick or an eyeshadow or a lipglass. Canadian readers – this only applies to stand-alone MAC stores and MAC-pro stores and not to the ones that are in the Bay. For stand-alone stores near you, check the MAC website.
Last: Body Shop is having a huge sale with some items being sold at up t 75% off. All their leftover Chrismas stock is going so if you liked something from the collection, you can stock up on it now.
And that’s all for this week!